Lena Henke

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Lena Henke, Cranberry House after Orsini, 2021

Lena Henke (b. 1982 in Warburg, Germany) lives and works in New York and Berlin. Henke has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Beldevere Palace, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (accompanied by a comprehensive publication), Kunsthalle Zurich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Braunschweig, and White Flag projects. Her work has also been shown in numerous institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Kunsthalle Bern, Hessel Museum of Art, the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, and MoCA Detroit.

Her work has been featured in major international exhibitions including the Timisoara Contemporary Art Biennale, Romania, (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); The 9th; Berlin Biennale, Germany (2016); Le Biennale de MONTREAL, Montreal, Canada, (2016); at the Triennale of Small Scale Sculpture in Fellbach, Germany (2016); and The New Museums Triennial, New Museum, New York (2015). Henke’s work is in the collections of ICA Miami, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Hessel Museum of Art, MKG Siegen, MAMCO Geneva, Kunsthalle Bern, and Kunsthalle Bielefeld among others. Most recently, Henke won the 2022 Marta Award which includes a forthcoming publication and solo exhibition at Museum Marta Herford in 2023.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Apple Red Cranberry House

Apple Red Cranberry House

4 Nov – 23 Dec 2022

The Upstairs at 39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: CARLONE CONTEMPORARY: Lena Henke, Aldo Rossi’s Sleeping Elephant

CARLONE CONTEMPORARY: Lena Henke, Aldo Rossi’s Sleeping Elephant

17 Feb – 28 Aug 2022

Upper Belvedere, Wein, Austria

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: I Think I Look More like the Chrysler Building

I Think I Look More like the Chrysler Building

28 Apr – 20 Jun 2021

Vleeshal

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Ice to Gas

Ice to Gas

31 Oct – 19 Sep 2020

Pedro Cera

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Fate of a Cell

Fate of a Cell

10 Sep – 7 Nov 2020

Andreas Melas

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

1 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

Rockefeller Center

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Lena Henke - My Fetish Years

Lena Henke - My Fetish Years

27 Sep – 26 Jan 2019

Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: L’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen

L’homme qui marche – Verkörperung des Sperrigen

11 Sep 2019 – 3 Aug 2020

Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Abstract, Representational, and so forth

Abstract, Representational, and so forth

20 Jun – 26 Jul 2019

Gladstone Gallery

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Germanic Artifacts

Germanic Artifacts

11 Jan – 16 Feb 2019

39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Positioner

Positioner

13 Oct – 22 Dec 2018

Matthews Marks

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Lena Henke: An Idea of Late German Sculpture; To the People of New York, 2018

Lena Henke: An Idea of Late German Sculpture; To the People of New York, 2018

2 Mar – 13 May 2018

Kunsthalle Zürich

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Galocher

Galocher

10 Nov – 16 Dec 2017

Bortolami

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: In Awe

In Awe

14 Sep – 25 Oct 2017

Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Produktion. Made in Germany Drei

Produktion. Made in Germany Drei

3 Jun – 3 Sep 2017

Sprengel Museum Hannover

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Schrei Mich Nicht An, Krieger! (Don’t Shout at Me, Warrior!)

Schrei Mich Nicht An, Krieger! (Don’t Shout at Me, Warrior!)

28 Apr – 30 Jul 2017

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Available Light

Available Light

3 Dec 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Kunstverein Braunschweig

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: La Biennale de Montréal: Le Grand Balcon

La Biennale de Montréal: Le Grand Balcon

19 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: My History of Flow

My History of Flow

17 Jun – 28 Aug 2016

Salts

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Bloomington: Mall Of America, North Side Food Court, Across From Burger King & The Bank Of Payphones that don’t take incoming calls

Bloomington: Mall Of America, North Side Food Court, Across From Burger King & The Bank Of Payphones that don’t take incoming calls

2 May – 7 Jun 2014

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Yes, I'm Pregnant

Yes, I'm Pregnant

27 Apr – 1 Jun 2014

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: GEBURT UND FAMILIE

GEBURT UND FAMILIE

22 Mar – 17 May 2014

White Flag Projects

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: From One Artist to Another

From One Artist to Another

24 Feb – 21 Apr 2013

Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Core, Cut, Care.

Core, Cut, Care.

1 Jun – 29 Jul 2012

Oldenburger Kunstverein

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Hang Harder

Hang Harder

5 Feb – 22 Apr 2012

Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK)

Press

Carina Bukuts and Lena Henke Beneath the Pavement Frieze May 2021Caroline Bukuts and Lena Henke Lena Henke Discusses Outdoor Distances and Desires Frieze Apr 2021Bárbara Borges de Campos Lena Henke Sculpts the Surreal From the Mundane Frieze Oct 2020Cristina Sanchez - Kozyreva Lena Henke: Ice to Gas—Dreamscapes, from New York to Lisbon CONTEMPORÂNEA Oct 2020 Lena Henke “My Fetish Years“ at Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen Mousse Magazine Jan 2020Owen Duffy Artists As Mapmakers: Lena Henke Interviewed by Owen Duffy BOMB Magazine Jan 2020Pia Singh Top 10 Boundary-Pushing Works at EXPO Chicago 2019 New City Art Sept 2019Art Basel News Five to Watch: Tomorrow’s Voices Come of Age at Art Basel Hong Kong Art Basel Feb 2019Jerry Saltz See Lena Henke: Germanic Artifacts Vulture Jan 2019ARTnews Editors 10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week ARTnews Jan 2019Liza Prins Push Off Against Metropolis M Jan 2019Julia Moritz Lena Henke @ KUNSTHALLE ZÜRICH Topical Cream Jul 2018Tenzing Barshee Zooms Flash Art Jun 2018 Max L. Feldman Opening: Lena Henke at Emanuel Layr Interview Spike Art Magazine May 2018Artsy Editors Artsy Vanguard: Newly Established Artsy Apr 2018Laura McLean-Ferris Lena Henke's Casting Call Frieze Apr 2018Elke Buhr Portrait: Lena Henke MPL Feb 2018Tenzing Barshee Lena Henke ‘Don’t Shout At Me, Warrior! Topical Cream Jul 2017Vivien Trommer In Any Case, It Is Loud Schirn Mag Jun 2017Vivien Trommer Critics’ Picks: Lena Henke Artforum Jun 2017Aria Dean Lena Henke: New Fantasies of Modernism Cura Jun 2017Laura Bliss Visions: Lena Henke on Autocartography Swiss Institute Dec 2016Sam Korman Lena Henke Art in America May 2016Laura Mclean-Ferris Lena Henke: Heartbreak Highway Topical Cream Mar 2016 In the Studio of Lena Henke Spike Art Magazine Jul 2015Randy Kennedy Where Virtual Equals Real The New York Times Feb 2015Julie Baumgardner Lena Henke: Star Material W Magazine Dec 2014

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of My Fetish Years

My Fetish Years

Spector Books Leipzig
2020

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Lena Henke: Schrei mich nicht an, Krieger!

Lena Henke: Schrei mich nicht an, Krieger!

VfmK Verlag für modern Kunst GmbH for Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
2017

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Lena Henke 2010-2015

Lena Henke 2010-2015

Verlag Kettler, Dortmund, Germany and Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit e.V.
2015

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Yes, I’m Pregnant!

Yes, I’m Pregnant!

Yes, I’m Pregnant!
2012

Book cover on plain gray background with title of First Faces

First Faces

Mousse Publishing for Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK)
2012